Whatever your dream is, the temptation to give up is a common one, especially when you are starting out in the pursuit of it. However, reminding yourself that failure and setbacks are temporal can be all the motivation you need to keep forging ahead and not give up.
Whether you are looking to have your article published, your manuscript accepted or grow a loyal readership, you need perseverance to get through the inevitable tough times that stand between you and your dream. And don’t be fooled. Everyone goes through tough times, including web writers. Nobody is exempt. We all face obstacles and want to quit sometimes.
But, you shouldn’t quit when tough times come. Giving up denies you the opportunity to learn, develop and taste victory. Be prepared for anything. Persevere and you will get through it. Remember nothing worth having ever came easy or without effort.
Here are powerful quotes about perseverance you can draw motivation, strength and courage from to keep going on and reach all your dreams.
—Calvin Coolidge, 30th president of the United States.
— Steve Martin, American comedian, actor, musician, author, screenwriter, film producer and voice actor.
— Maya Angelou, American author, poet, dancer, actress and singer.
— Thomas J. Watson, Jr., American businessman, political figure, and philanthropist.
— Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, former English athlete, physician and academic.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, lecturer, and poet.
— B.C. Forbes, Scottish financial journalist and author who founded Forbes magazine.
— Joyce Spizer, Aerican screenwriter, movie producer and author.
— Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist.
— Geraldine Brooks, Australian-American journalist and author whose 2005 novel, March, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
— Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States and leader of the Progressive Movement.
— Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of science who developed the theory of relativity.
— Paul Coffey, Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League.
— Martin Luther King, Jr., American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
— Karen Salmansohn, best selling self-help book author with over one million books sold.
— Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, and executive.
― Randy Pausch, American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
— Mario Andretti, retired Italian American world champion racing driver.
— Coleman Cox, best selling author.
— Tommy Lasorda, former Major League baseball player with a lengthy career in sports management.
— Walt Disney, American business magnate, cartoonist, filmmaker, philanthropist, and voice actor.
— Dr. Steve Maraboli, speaker, author and behavioral science academic.
— Elbert Hubbard, American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher.
— William James, American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician.
— Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.
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This motivating business book will give you a boost, and help you scrape, hustle and dream your way to the top.
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